• Cameron Norrie v Pedro Martinez
  • H2H: First Meeting
ESTORIL, PORTUGAL – Cameron Norrie eased past former champion Joao Sousa and sets up a second round clash with qualifier Pedro Martinez.

 

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Cameron Norrie def. Joao Sousa [WC] 6-1, 6-3

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British No. 2 Cameron Norrie made short shrift of the former home-grown champion Joao Sousa, as he continued his strong run of form since his first outing on clay last week. The first set was a breeze for Norrie who took command of the set with three breaks in a row, despite having had to save a break point in his first service game at the start of the set.

Sousa again had a chance to start the set breaking the Brit, and again Norrie held him at bay, before breaking for another lead. It was a more competitive set from Sousa, who just surrendered the one break, but it was enough to send Norrie into the second round, comfortably.

 

Cameron Norrie v Pedro Martinez [Q] H2H & Match Fundamentals

Cameron Norrie v Pedro Martinez [Q] H2H: First Meeting
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Preview: Cameron Norrie v Pedro Martinez [Q] | H2H: First Meeting

Next up for Norrie will be Spanish qualifier Pedro Martinez, who presents a very different prospect for the Brit.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2021 – Clay)

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H2H: Cameron Norrie (WR 50) Pedro Martinez (WR 100)
Tournament Previous Best R2 (2018) Q (2019)
1st Serve % 68.1 67.3
Service Games Won % 84.4 78.7
Break Points Saved % 68.2 67.3
2nd Serve Return Points Won % 49.5 51.3
Break Points Converted % 46.9 42.1

Norrie comes off just a little weaker on taking advantage on second serves, but in all other aspects as you would expect it is once more a match that he is expected to win, ranked 50 places above Martinez.

 

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Playing Styles & Preview

Norrie might actually meet his match in terms of tenacity in the longer rallies against Martinez, who of course has qualifying matches under his belt too.

The Spaniard has a decent serve and will to drive play from the baseline, but if anything will probably sit back a little and hope for Norrie to make mistakes. However, he is up against a metronomically consistent player, who has worked a lot on his already good movement.

Expect Norrie to mix things up a lot, coming in behind his serve and trying to dislodge the Spaniard from his baseline perch.

Prediction: Norrie in three sets.

 

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